I love these homemade advent calendars and just wish I had spotted them much sooner so I could make some for my family, some are from tip junkie and the last two from Pinterest.
I love this Countdown To Christmas board, it couldn’t be easier and looks great.
This one from On Sutton Place made with gift tags would be a great one for the whole family to get involved with.
This clothes hanger countdown from Silly Old Suitcase is just up my street and is another easy one to make using left over bits of lace fabric and paper and envelopes.
Another one to make with the family is this envelope advent calendar which I personally think looks very expensive and yet a doddle to put together from Tauni Everett.
Glitter and Caffeine also have some great DIY advent calendars and my two favourites from their list are this one made from old pyjamas. It’s quite a big job so would need to be planned but could be used a few times before it would need replacing.
And finally this one made with DIY origami stars. You can find the tutorial for the stars here
We all have some small spaces and struggle to know how to fit everything into it that you need. In Beautifully Small, by Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in small spaces and offers creative design and style solutions to the practical problems associated with limited living space.
In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home – a diminutive workman’s cottage in Richmond, London.
In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions.
The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through creative styling and decoration.
In Chapter 4, a series of case studies take a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced ‘two-up, two-down’ worker’s cottage, a tiny studio with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway.
Another of her books – Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design. Sara Emslie investigates the practise for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, the key elements of the look – from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses – and the related rise in the popularity of the industrial design. She then explores twelve inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the very best of the Urban Pioneer look.
Lovely books for your coffee table.
Just because Autumn has arrived it doesn’t mean we have to just be cosy indoors. Check out these cosy Hygge outdoor rooms bringing the outside in.
Here are some lovely images of cosy rooms kitted out ready for the Autumn.
For many years nursery’s have been decorated in the usual pink or blue. But you can also go gender neutral using tans and greens which is great for a boy or a girl.
Some lovely images from An I For Interiors Pinterest Page, will inspire Hygge lovers on how to decorate a nursery the neutral way.
How to look after yourself the Hygge way…
The Cosy Winter Hygge Colouring Book by Elizabeth James will take you straight into a Hygge world.
Light the fire, burn the candles, grab yourself a snuggly blanket and get yourself all lovely and cosy this winter – it’s time to bring some hygge into your life!
A perfect book for the dark winter nights. Available from Amazon for £3.95 and other good book sellers.
Hygge Adult Colouring Book : A Book to Enjoy and Colour for a Cozy, Simple, Happy Life, by Megan Halsey is another beautiful book to enjoy on a cold day with your blanket over your feet sitting on the sofa. The images are so fantastic that I’m sure you will want to frame some of your finished pieces. Also available from Amazon for £8.33